Carlos in Mouraria

carlos in mouraria
Drunk and alone
on my way home
I met this nutter
called Carlos
from Amadora

in the narrow
dimly lit alleyways
of Mouraria he said
hello and we
ended up drinking
beers in the little
fado house of
Largo da Severa

and as the bar closed
we stepped outside
and he saw his pretty
‘cousin’ and introduced
me to her

then he approached
another lady and I started
to think maybe
this guy is nuts
or a pimp
or a sex pest
or something

so I said good night
and left the alleyway
and he followed
right after me

yelling wait wait
and I waited

and he asked me if
I had one or two euros
so I gave him two euros
and then he asked me if
I had another euro
and I said
go fuck yourself Carlos
and he said thanks
boa noite amigo!

– Lennie Bezwik


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About bezwik

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being dreamy.

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